300 ft 'exclusion zone' as Obamas visit George and Amal Clooney's Italian villa for charity dinner
The former first family will join George Clooney and his wife, Amal, at a charity dinner for The Clooney Foundation for Justice on Saturday evening
The Obamas, who are currently on a tour of Europe, are reportedly set to make a stop at George Clooney's mansion on Lake Combo.
Former President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle, and their daughters Malia and Sasha are set to be the guests at the actor's luxurious villa in Laglio, Italy.
Anticipating the Obamas visit to the Italian town, Laglio's mayor has announced that fines of 500 euros ($565) will be placed for any vessel or vehicle approaching within 300ft of the Villa Oleandra. The villa is generally accessible to the public.
The Obamas are set to take their private jet to Milan from Provence, where they are staying at a $60,000-a-week villa in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region.
The former first family will join Clooney and his wife, human rights advocate Amal, at a charity dinner for The Clooney Foundation for Justice on Saturday evening.
Mayor Roberto Pozzi, on Friday, confirmed that the government was taking in multiple security measures for the Obamas who, over the past few days, have been pictured touring in France, flanked by a secret service detail.
The mayor said: "The parking lot at the back of Villa Oleandra will be closed for two days, Saturday and Sunday, because it should be available for the security service cars. In the territory and also on the lake, numerous men and law enforcement agencies will be in service," according to Estadao.
Reports state that the Riva Soldino beach nearby and the town's pier will be closed to everyone except boat owners over the weekend. Even the waters surrounding the villa will be part of the exclusion zone.
The local government has also issued warnings to potential drone pilots, stating that their crafts will not be tolerated close to the property.
Pozzi, while talking to Il Giorno, said that the visit was "an exceptional promotion for our territory and a great honor."
While talking about the inconvenience caused, the mayor said: "For such a great honor, there is a price we must pay."
Clooney is reportedly an honorary citizen of Laglio and is renowned for hosting famous people at his mansion including Brad Pitt, Meghan Markle, and Bono.